Join us in welcoming Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and his wife, Professor Katherine T. Faber
We look forward to introducing President Thomas F. Rosenbaum at several upcoming Caltech Associates events and hope you are able to join us in these festivities! More...
Meet Rushikesh S. Joshi, one of five Associates-sponsored SURF students
In August Caltech hosted the 2014 SURF Awards Dinner to honor undergraduates who received Student Undergraduate Research Fellowships and applaud their exceptional work. We are excited to introduce you to one of the five scholars sponsored by the Associates. More...
Name: Guanghua Gao Member Since: 2002 Chapter: East Coast Job Title: Senior Quant Trader "The Associates help us to briefly step outside of our daily work and bring us back to the wonder of scientific discovery. It also allows us to connect with very talented and often well-established alumni." More...
Name: Beata Stylianos Member Since: 2006 Chapter: Northern California Job Title: CEO of Mission Critical Technologies "I am excited to see and be involved in President Rosenbaum’s agenda for Caltech. I believe exciting opportunities await the organization and I am honored to be a part of it."More...
Name: Armando L. Gonzalez, FAIA Member Since: 2001 Chapter: Southern California Job Title: Founding Principal at Gonzalez Goodale Architects "As I begin my new role as the Associates membership committee chair, I am looking forward to working with the board and staff to enhance relationships with current members and strengthen the membership campaign. I am also excited to attend programs in the upcoming year and get to know more of the members."More...
Save the Date for President Thomas F. Rosenbaum's Inauguration Join us in celebrating the inauguration of Caltech's ninth president, Thomas F. Rosenbaum, on Friday, October 24, 2014. If you are unable to come to campus, you can tune in to the live stream of the inauguration ceremony at 2 p.m. Learn more about the festivities here.
Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Groundbreaking on October 7 TMT, near the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, will be the world's largest ground-based telescope when it begins operations in 2022. This pioneering project, conceived by a group of Caltech astronomers more than a decade ago, will have its groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, October 7. Watch the live stream here.
Ever Wonder What It's Like to Be a Student at Caltech Today? Join two Techers, Karsyn Bailey and Harrison Miller, on a walking tour of campus as they introduce you to Caltech's community of extraordinary students, world-leading faculty, and breakthrough research. Watch the videos to learn more about what makes Caltech's undergraduate experience unique.
Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge In August President Thomas F. Rosenbaum accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from MIT president Rafael Reif. President Rosenbaum was doused in the flume in the Earth Surface Dynamics Laboratory of Michael Lamb, Caltech professor of geology. The water used in the flume's experiments is recycled; it gets pumped from the flume's floor back up to the top of the incline. No water was wasted in the making of this video!
Big Data Summer School Is in Session—Virtually Caltech and JPL are offering an unusual take on the massive open online course (MOOC) model: a "virtual summer school" class that will focus on methods used in the analysis of complex data sets, or "big data."
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Curiosity Arrives at Mount Sharp
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination. "Curiosity now will begin a new chapter from an already outstanding introduction to the world," said Jim Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. More...
Slimy Fish and the Origins of Brain Development
Lamprey—slimy, eel-like parasitic fish with tooth-riddled, jawless sucking mouths—are rather disgusting to look at, but thanks to their important position on the vertebrate family tree, they can offer important insights about the evolutionary history of our own brain development, a recent study suggests. More...
A New Way to Prevent the Spread of Devastating Diseases
Researchers around the country are adopting a technique developed in the Caltech lab of Nobel Laureate David Baltimore to try to guard against infection. The method, called VIP, was originally designed to trigger an immune response to HIV, and has been so successful that it has since been applied to a number of other infectious diseases. More...
Ceramics Don't Have to Be Brittle
Caltech materials scientist Julia Greer and her students have developed a method for constructing new structural materials by taking advantage of the unusual properties that solids can have at the nanometer scale, where features are measured in billionths of meters. More...
Watson Lecture with David Hsieh, Assistant Professor of Physics Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Since 1922, the Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series has brought Caltech’s most innovative scientific research to the public. Join us for the first lecture in the 2014−15 series and hear from David Hsieh on “Quantum States of Matter in Crystals.” Read more about this lecture and others in the series here. .
The Inauguration of Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum Friday, October 24, 2014 The Caltech community will celebrate President Rosenbaum's formal inauguration ceremony on the Caltech campus. Join us for the festivities.
Caltech Associates new-member welcome reception Wednesday, October 29, 2014 New members of the Caltech Associates are invited to a welcome reception to meet the Associates board and fellow new members, as well as learn a little more about Caltech.
Mrs. Tami D. Ciranna and Mr. Raymond P. Ciranna Ms. Sara Lippincott Mr. Sonny Lulla and Mrs. Jennifer Heintz Lulla Mr. Tommy Morphet and Ms. Jacqueline Rousseau Mr. Ron Porter and Mrs. Darlene C. Porter Mr. Thomas P. Riley and Mrs. Evangelia F. Riley Mr. Kiran Shekar Mr. Jeremy B. Smith and Mrs. Kelly Smith Ms. Elizabeth Stameshkin
In memory of our Associates, whose dedication to Caltech will be missed
Mr. G. Edward Bryan, July 9, 2014 Dr. Kaye H. Kilburn, August 7, 2014 Dr. Frank E. Marble, August 11, 2014 Mr. James K. La Fleur, August 16, 2014 Mrs. Joyce A. Kresa, August 17, 2014 Mr. H. Russell Smith, September 7, 2014 Dr. Ray D. Owen, September 21, 2014
If you would like to become a member of the Associates, renew, or upgrade your membership, please contact our member services coordinator at (626) 395-4858 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our membership webpage.
Executive Committee Ananth Natarajan, President Lynda Fetter, President Elect Tracy Fu, Vice President Peter Clark, Vice President Priscilla McClure, Past President
Board Members Jane Arnault-Factor, Paul Attyah, Caroline Blauvelt, Edward M. Boughton, Ginger Caldwell, Jane Caughey, C. Joseph Chang, Marina Chen, Peter O. Clark, Lynda B. Fetter, Tracy Fu, Bernadette Glenn, Armando Gonzalez, Alan Greenstadt, Cindy Hambleton, Joyce Hameetman, Barbara Hanna, Dylan H. Hixon, Michael Mann, Clara Miller, Susan Murakami, Ananth Natarajan, Janice Ohta, Karen Roberts, Samantha Seaward, Michael R. Spindler, Pamela Wiedenbeck, Joseph Yang
Presidents Emeriti Fred A. Blum, Hannah Bradley, John D. Gee, John H. Glanville, Cathleen A. Godzik, Collis H. Holladay, Jr., Millard W. Jacobs, Robert T. Jenkins, Carl V. Larson, Ilene O. Marshall Priscilla McClure, Carel Otte, Margaret Richards, Elizabeth Loucks Samson, Warren G. Schlinger, Tom Tisch, Elizabeth Tito, Thomas J. Tyson, Kathleen M. Wiltsey
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